Barrettine Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover

  4.5/5.0 (104 reviews)
Recommended
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1 coat = Usually sufficient
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • Barrettine Paint Panther is suitable for use on water, oil and solvent-based paints, varnishes and lacquers
  • Remove up to 6 layers of paint in 5 minutes
  • Non-drip gel formula ideal for vertical or awkward areas
  • Dichloromethane Free
  • Interior and exterior use
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 3 per litre
Drying time mins
Size 250ml, 1L, 4L
MPN STPP001, STPP004
GTIN 5015861001078, 5015861001054, 5015861001047

Paint Panther can be used both indoors and outdoors. Always ensure suitable ventilation and apply to an appropriate test area to check compatibility. Read more about stripping paint and varnish from wood in our blog.

Paint Panther gel contains corrosive substances and should only be used in a well ventilated area with protective clothing such as gloves and safety glasses or goggles.

When stripping wood floors, furniture and doors, paint a thick coat of wood stripper onto about a square meter at a time and leave for between 5 and 10 minutes before removing the gel. Removal of the wood stripping gel can be done with a scraper or with steel wool. If using steel wool then a good pair of gloves should be worn as wood strippers always contain aggressive stripping chemicals.

Light scoring of the coated surface may enhance performance, however do not sand if any coats contain lead.

If some layers remain on the wooden surface then the process can be repeated as many times as is necessary. Once you feel that you are virtually back to the bare wood then the surface should be washed with white spirit. The one you use depends on the type of paint or varnish being removed but you won't do any harm to try several before you find the most effective one.

104 customer reviews
4.5/5.0
 
Fantastic Stripper by Sarah Beaton

This is really good. Will use this product from now on. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 250ml on: 21/09/16
Brilliant, removed layers of paint and varnish! by Andrew Somerville

Was great, rather pongy but was not runny, which meant; you didn't get it all over your hands and it stayed on the area you applied it to.

Reviewed 1L on: 04/09/16
As good as any other stripper i have used in past by Mr George Leggeat
Reviewed 1L on: 02/09/16
Great on wood bad on veneer by Krzysztof Kazimierski

Its is working great on wood, but after applaying on veneer doors it brought up grain an messed up glue which holds veneer in place. No horrible smell, easy to apply.

Reviewed 4L on: 31/08/16
Does what it says on the tin! by Thomas Smith

A fast and efficient remover without causing any damage to antique furniture and very easy to use-even the brushes are easy to clean. Superb product and would highly recommend it!

Reviewed 4L on: 25/08/16
Excellent !! by Paul Fannan

Best paint and varnish stripper I've used by a country mile !! Used it on a couple of 1940's oak external doors loads of layers of paint and varnish stripped them no problems with 3 applications

Reviewed 4L on: 07/06/16
Does what it says by Stephen Watson

Made a hard job easy

Reviewed 1L on: 30/05/16
Used a little to start to strip gloss paint and undercoat from external doors I haven't used other paint stripping liquids by John Campbell

The product slowly softens the paint in thin layers. Once a thin layer is scraped away, more product needs to be applied to soften the next layer. Not a quick solution to paint stripping.

Reviewed 250ml on: 25/05/16
Did not work on varnish by Ian Corker

Bought Paint Panther after Screwfix paint remover failed, despite several coats and leaving for longer than recommended. Paint Panther also failed, also after more than one application and leaving for ages. It may be good on paint, but did very little to remove old varnish. In some places it did work, but in others, nothing. So its either back to sanding, heat gun or solvent. The real pity is that having read the other reviews I bought a large container. So if anyone wants some, please let me know.

Reviewed 4L on: 22/05/16
A note from us...

Hello Ian,

I am sorry to hear that the Paint Panther didn't work for you. We always recommend a test areas with all products but especially strippers, to check firstly for any adverse reactions and second that it will work for your project.

We have another stripper that may be more suitable Peelaway Sample pack allows you to test two different strengths of stripper to see which is best suited for your project. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if we can help further.

All the Best Sam.

Didn't work! by Gerry Farrel

Followed all of the instructions and it took a bit of the varnish off but not all of it.

Reviewed 250ml on: 21/05/16
Easiest stripper to use by Ben Robinson

Never used stripper before but so easy to use. Definitely easy and quick to use

Reviewed 1L on: 21/05/16
Very poor by Billy Tanner

after reading the reviews got this product for a 15 year old varnished bed.tried several applications used about half the tin on a 10 inch area. followed the instructions on tin.never even touched the varnish,never blistered like the tin says.just slightly softened the varnish and was still very hard to scrap off.went and got some blackfriars and it stripped it in seconds.very poor product.if i could leave 0 stars thats what it would have got.

Reviewed 1L on: 20/05/16
A note from us...

Hello Mr Tanner,

Disappointing to hear that the Paint Panther did not work for you. It would be fair to say that it is a successful product for many many paints and Varnishes, but there are some paints out there that many be stubborn and require a second coat. Test areas are also important as these can show if the product is rioght for you and for how long you will need to leave it on.

If you have any further questions please feel free to call 0800 7818 123

VERY EFFECTIVE PRODUCT by PHILIP BEAN

Easy to apply and not as messy as similar products. Effective and most varnish comes of with one coat.

Reviewed 1L on: 05/05/16
Did the job by L McGeachie

Used this product to strip an Ercol chair. Much easier to use and less messy than expected. Used it in the garage on a cold day, took longer than indicated and several applications in places but worked better indoors. Covered area with cling film to stop it drying out too quickly - meant no smell when indoors, then finished off outdoors.

Reviewed 1L on: 19/04/16
Did what i wanted it to by Ben Hamilton

I used this to clean up oak panels after using peelaway7. On the small amount of paint left in corners and in the grain it worked very quickly and enabled me to clean it up well. I did get a head ache from using it indoors. I recommend using a mask if you are using it a lot.

Reviewed 4L on: 16/04/16
It did the job by Lynne Stott

This product removed old varnish from a table very quickly and easily. It is a gel like consistency which was simple to brush on thickly. After a minute or two I could easily remove the old varnish with a scrapper. No hard work was needed

Reviewed 1L on: 08/04/16
Really good product by Mary Franklin

I wasn't sure how good this would be, having been less than impressed with similar things, but I have to say it's worked really well. I'm using it on really intricate architrave and it's doing the job. I've applied as instructed then covered with cling film and left overnight. Also it's pretty low odour so the house doesn't stink and no headache for me.

Reviewed 1L on: 24/02/16
Excellent by Sally McFadden

Great product for removing old paint and varnish from floorboards

Reviewed 4L on: 08/02/16
Fast efficient service following my order by David Taylor

Great product that did the job well

Reviewed 1L on: 07/02/16
Quite effective but only takes off one layer of paint at a time by Ian Hammett

Pretty effective but only takes off one layer at a time in my experience, I went back to my trusty hot air stripper and just used this chemical stripper on those awkward bits I couldn't burn off. Time consuming to use as I had to apply several times to get right down to the bare wood.

Reviewed 1L on: 27/01/16
A note from us...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Paint Panther. Stripping is renowned for being a messy and somewhat tricky project and there are some paints that are more stubborn than others.

Test areas can usually give an idea of the time needed for the treatment to work. And on occasions additional treatments are required. I am glad that you got there in the end. And if you have any other projects that you would like advise on the right product to use then please feel free to email us on wood@finishes.direct - Sam.